Barbara Deegan

Barbara Deegan

Consultant based in Canberra

Barbara Deegan

Barbara Deegan is a consultant in our employment practice

Barbara is a highly credentialed public sector employment and workplace relations adviser. She served as a Commissioner of the Fair Work Commission and its predecessors from 1996 to 2014 and as a Commissioner of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission from 2010 to 2014. Prior to this time Barbara held senior roles, including as Agency Head, in the Commonwealth public service.

Barbara has provided clients with strategic insights into a range of employment and workplace relations issues, including unfair dismissal, enterprise bargaining and industrial action under the Fair Work Act 2009. She is recognised for her work on employment terms and conditions, some of which involve significant economic outcomes.

Barbara is also recognised for her skill in conducting complex and sensitive workplace investigations, including investigations into alleged breaches of the APS Code of Conduct and investigations under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013.